Once upon a time, Princes William and Harry were extremely close. Even when the now-Duke of Cambridge married university sweetheart Catherine Middleton, the royal brothers remained inseparable. However, this changed when Meghan Markle entered the picture. The future king made one request to his sibling; take the relationship slow…
It was one request that changed everything for the brotherly dynamic that was Princes William and Harry. Once incredibly close given their shared grief over losing their mother, Princess Diana, the future king and the Duke of Sussex are no longer on the same terms they once were. It all came down to a disagreement over the younger royal’s relationship with American actress Meghan Markle.
William, being the cautious one, gave Harry one request; to take it slow with Meghan in which he reportedly said:
Take as much time as you need to get to know this girl
For Harry, this was the ultimate insult, especially when William called his then-girlfriend, ‘this girl’. He should’ve known his brother was only telling him to be cautious out of love and not bitterness.
Everything Looked Fine
Not long after Harry and Meghan got engaged, the future Sussex couple and the Cambridges took to the stage for the first annual Royal Foundation forum in February of 2018. William welcomed his soon-to-be sister-in-law warmly (or so it appeared). The couple who were dubbed ‘The Fab Four’by the media joked with each other and seemed to be having a great time.
By the time of the wedding, Harry had asked William be his best man, just has he had been at his brother’s 2011 wedding to Catherine. It was so nice to see the brothers walking together towards the church and whatnot. However, thinking back on it, something seemed… off.
The Pregnancy Faux Pas
A few months later at the wedding of Harry’s cousin, Princess Eugenie of York, it is alleged that Meghan ’embarrassed’ her new husband by revealing she was pregnant. Who reveals at someone else’s nuptials that they’re having a baby? A narcissist like the Duchess of Sussex perhaps?
However, there was a report where Eugenie and her now-husband Jack were told before the wedding of the pregnancy. Whatever the case is, Meghan made the day about herself, not even thinking once about the couple getting married. It was even reported that Sarah Ferguson, the bride’s mother was unimpressed.
How Did A Simple Request Become An Insult?
As we stated before, William has always been the one who thinks before he leaps. Harry, on the other hand, doesn’t think his decisions all the through. One of his brother’s concerns was that he was being ‘blindsided by lust’.
We can believe this, one thousand percent. Meghan is beautiful, confident, passionate about similar things Harry is. The list goes on. Why wouldn’t the prince be turned on by those qualities? As we’ve stated in other posts, various people have come out saying that the former actress wanted to be the next Princess Diana.
It should also be noted that William’s request was never intended to be malicious. Anyone with half a brain could see how much he adores his brother. He wouldn’t have said anything if he didn’t have good intentions. He could also see that Meghan was going to be difficult to handle and how she would not be a good fit for the family.
Harry, who has always done things against the norm, didn’t like the idea of one of the closest people to him to tell him to take it slow. In other words, Meghan was beginning to rub off on him, his behaviour beginning to show volumes.
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